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  • 4 Biotechs That Just Got Mauled By Bears [View article]
    Hey Brian ... thanks for the interesting and enjoyable article. I'm long CLSN and appreciate the look at conditions as they fluctuate, etc.

    Cheers ... :)
    Oct 10, 2012. 09:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE Sell-Off Is Unwarranted [View article]
    Agreed, Rudy ...

    GE is a gift at current prices. A couple years from now, when stock price has doubled and dividends are back up there, the yield then, based on today's purchase price, will be a little gold mine that pays itself off every few years ... :)
    Oct 26, 2010. 09:56 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dendreon: Charting the Course to Big Profits [View article]
    Great wrap-up article!

    And the long-range look at possible valuation is not too shabby either :)
    Jun 10, 2009. 08:05 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Largest U.S. Trucker in Complete Freefall [View article]
    Actually, I've been surprised for some time that Yellow did not go belly up many years ago, when de-regulation gutted the trucking industry and well established trucking companies were dropping like flies.

    When deregulation happened, I was making around $70,000 a year as an owner operator with a dedicated new furniture haul from L.A. to the east coast, electronics for the backhaul, and figured deregulation would cost me about $20,000 a year. Incidentally, $70,000 does not seem excessive to me, what with $100,000 tied up in equipment and pretty much living in the truck.

    My $20,000 estimated profit-drop was way off and in short order I was down to $35,000 a year; profits slashed in half. Meanwhile, I went from pulling a 42 footer to a 45, then a 53 footer. The terminal manager said this was OK, it was the "trickle down theory" at work and to be patient.

    Being patient didn't help; today this haul is just another crummy job.

    Deregulation took all the fat out of the business, to the point no one can survive. Same as the airline business ... no cash reserves ... handle tons of cash but can't make any of it stick around.

    What I can't figure is why RayGun economics was ever bought into by the people in this country ... anyways, we're still paying the tab for the deregulation disaster and Yellow's current problems go all the way back to that sorry event. All IMHO ...

    Feb 3, 2009. 09:45 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Mint Actions Discourage Gold Ownership [View article]
    Yo there know nothing ... your website is not showing up ... maybe has a typo or something?

    On Jan 23 02:08 PM know nothing wrote:

    > 2008 was a year for the coin collector,any of the buffalo's or proofs
    > you can get your hands on you should buy and hold. Think of all the
    > history making headlines in 08! Failing banks,bailouts,stock market
    > crash! First Black President to boot. Then to discontinue production
    > of fractionals and limitimg production of all coins. What a investment
    > opportunity of a life time! Will 09 follow suite? Looks like we might
    > be off to a good start?
    Jan 25, 2009. 09:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment